As much as the pro pit bull crowd claims pit bulls are friendly, family dogs, their reputation far exceeds them. The media doesn’t have a bias, it’s just that pit bulls happen to kill and mame children more than any other dog.
A 4-year-old girl was recovering Saturday after being mauled by a neighbor’s pit bull in the backyard of her Humboldt Park home.
Jaslin Sampre was taken to Children’s Memorial Hospital in critical condition after the Friday night attack in the 3500 block of West Cortland, her family said.
The pit bull that mauled her seemed “like a nice dog,” Rodriguez said. “Maybe he doesn’t like kids.”